Win a long weekend with Wildfitness (worth almost £2,500)



Wildfitness runs transformative physical courses in wild, stunning locations globally that reconnect you to a primal physical state of deep health and wellbeing. Wildfitness has developed an authentic, effective and consistent philosophy over 15 years and continues to discover and implement paradigm-shifting knowledge, so that clients are always nurtured and ahead of their game. Wildfitness has developed an authentic, effective and consistent philosophy over 15 years and continues to discover and implement paradigm-shifting knowledge, so that clients are always nurtured and ahead of their game.

The lucky winner will spend three nights at the Wildfitness retreat in West Lexham, Norfolk, from 11th – 14th May (worth £2,490). Over the course of the long weekend, the winner will be taught by our expert head coaches how to move well and with confidence, sleeping in a cosy bell tent, with a unique bright decor.

For those who have not paid a visit to this part of the world before, it is one of a few places in England that has retained its original heritage and resisted development. Its unspoilt coastline, beautiful countryside, forests and heathland offer up great opportunities to get closer to nature.

A Wildfitness retreat does not have any prerequisites of age or ability, with exercises adaptable for any needs. This retreat will involve running and climbing, playing games and mixing high intensity with serious de-stressing, at a pace that suits you and your body. We don’t want to provide too much detail as we want there to be an element of surprise!

The prize includes:
• Accommodation
• Three meals a day specially created by our chef to fit the Wild Eating guidelines
• All local transport during the course
• Two to three group training or skills sessions per day based on natural movement. These might include running, boxing, swimming, circuits, climbing
• Group sessions to enhance joint mobility and flexibility
• Workshops covering wild movement, mindset and nutrition & how to continue what you learn at home
• This prize excludes transport to the location.

As a sign of Wildfitness’ commitment to sustainability, the inspirational brand has been awarded the Butterfly Mark, powered by Positive Luxury. The award of the Butterfly Mark recognises Wildfitness’ devotion to producing a truly holistic approach to fitness and wellbeing, with sustainability at the heart of every step.

For more information on the course, visit the Wildfitness website:

Win a long weekend with Wildfitness (worth almost £2,500)

The Mickflieg Daily 15th March 2017

WIN a Sweetheart gown worth over £1000

Get ready to fall in love all over again. Sweetheart Gowns’ Spring 2017 collection has stolen our hearts and we’re sure you’ll be bowled over by its flirty-yet-innocent take on bridal style too.
To celebrate our 50th issue, Tie the Knot Scotland has teamed up with Sweetheart Gowns – part of the world-renowned Justin Alexander portfolio – to offer readers the chance to win a sensational gown worth over £1,000 from its latest range.

This covetable collection of gowns puts the final stitch in your fairytale romance. Playful, soft silhouettes; tiered skirts, and peach-blossom colouring are signature design details this season. Delicate pearls adorn sheer overlays, pale pinks surprise classic silhouettes, and romantic lace outlines keyhole backs that gracefully compliment a bride as she walks down the aisle.

These figure-flattering styles – available in sizes 2 to 32 – will make any bride feel sweet and pretty on her wedding day – and one lucky winner will have her pick from the collection!

Style 6173 is one of our favourites: a backless ballgown with a jewel neckline and chapel-length train [above left] – perfect for the playful, romantic bride who wants to twirl on the dancefloor all night long.

If a touch more adornment floats your boat, cast your eye over style 6175 with its pretty Sabrina illusion neckline, sequinned appliqué, keyhole back and tiered ribbon-edged skirt, while style 6171 hits the right notes thanks to its easy-to-wear sweet V-neck shape with sequinned lace, illusion back, and a flowing tulle skirt.


Win an Antarctica Safari worth £7,995.

Source: Páramo Clothing | Natural World Safaris Competition

Explore this incredible area of the world accompanied by photographer Andy Rouse as expedition leader and photography advisor. Alongside Andy, expert Andrew James will provide photography critiques and workshops on-board. The itinerary is flexible, devoted to getting the most amazing wildlife experiences and images.

What makes this special?

  • November departure when Antarctica is at its most stunning with pristine snow cover and penguins seen on ice.
  • Fantastic wildlife sightings including different species of penguin, seal and whale.
  • The opportunity to camp on shore; be one of few to sleep on the Antarctic Peninsula (if conditions allow).
  • Small Zodiac groups and longer landing times on shore for exploring, in areas often inaccessible on Antarctica cruises.
  • Fully stabilised ship for a smoother Drake Passage, with excellent on-board facilities including email, gym, and on-deck hot tub.
  • Pre-preparation and on-board help throughout to ensure every level of photographer from novice to expert gets the most from this safari, thanks to input from Andy and Andrew.

Andy Rouse is one of the top wildlife photographers, with 17 books to his name and a huge worldwide following. Andy presented a 13-part wildlife photography series for Channel 5 / Animal Planet. He regularly gives theatre shows, photography workshops and takes clients on expeditions all over the globe. For seven years in a row, he has received commendations and won prizes in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. He travels extensively, often working alone in challenging conditions, wearing Páramo, happy to be at one with nature.

In partnership with Páramo, Andy runs the Aspira Fund, which donates the profits from a high quality outdoor clothing selection to small conservation projects often overlooked.

Natural World Safaris are offering the prize of one place on the Andy Rouse Antarctica Photography Expedition worth £7,995. This covers one person sharing a twin room with shared bathroom facilities. The prize excludes transport between the winner’s home address and Ushuaia in Argentina. It is the winner’s responsibility to organise and pay costs associated with obtaining visas.

All competition entrants who book the November 2017 Antarctica Photography Safari win will receive a £250 voucher for Páramo clothing.

CLOSING DATE: 27 March 2017

Win a Casablanca Bridal gown!

written by Sophie Grabham February 16, 2017
Casablanca Bridal

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to win your very own Casablanca Bridal gown worth up to £2,000!

Have you started searching for your perfect wedding dress? Then you’ve most likely come across the amazing designs by Casablanca Bridal! This amazing American label has collections to die for, offering elegant, romantic styles that will make you feel like a superstar.

This month, we’ve teamed up with Casablanca Bridal to offer one lucky reader the chance to win one of their gorgeous dresses from the new collection, worth up to £2,000! Read on to find out how to enter, and start searching for your favourite designs now at

How to enter

Fo your chance to win a gorgeous Casablanca bridal gown, simply answer this question:

The Casablanca Bridal label is…

A) British

B) Australian

C) American

Your Answer

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Win a holiday to the real Broadchurch!


Win a holiday to the real Broadchurch!

We have teamed up with West Dorset Leisure Holidays and Jurassic Coast Guides to offer one lucky winner a fabulous holiday for up to 6 people and an Ultimate Broadchurch Tour.

You and up to 5 guests will enjoy a week-long stay in a beautiful 2 or 3 bedroom Lodge at Highlands End Holiday Park.  Situated on the clifftop overlooking West Bay, the real ‘Broadchurch’, the Lodges have views right along the Jurassic Coast from West Bay to Portland Bill and are perfect for a holiday with family or friends. The Lodges include complimentary wi-fi as well as passes for the exclusive Leisure Club with Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam Room and Gym.

Highlands End Holiday Park

The Lodges focus on luxurious and spacious open-plan living and the highlight is the private decking with the breathtaking views. It’s a great place to watch the sun rise across the West Dorset landscape and is located in one of the best areas in the country for stargazing; on a clear night you will be able to see the Milky Way with your own eyes!

Part of this fantastic prize also includes an Ultimate Broadchurch Tour with Jurassic Coast Guides. You’ll be treated to a fantastic walking tour with Jurassic Coast expert and Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champion, Martin Curtis.  You’ll discover many of the stunning locations that have featured in Broadchurch whilst learning all about our fascinating Jurassic Coast along the way!

Enter our competition to be in with a chance of winning a fabulous holiday and discover the real Broadchurch!

Broadchurch series 3!

The third and final series of Broadchurch is finally here!

Filming took place in Dorset throughout 2016 with an impressive ensemble cast.  David Tennant and Olivia Colman reprise their roles as DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller with Jodie Whittaker and Andrew Buchan returning to play Beth and Mark Latimer.

They are joined by National Television award winner Julie Hesmondhalgh, BAFTA winner Georgina Campbell along with Sarah Parish, Charlie Higson and Mark Bazeley who take significant roles in the 8 part series.  Sir Lenny Henry and Roy Hudd also feature as new cast members.

Arthur Darvill also returns as local vicar Paul Coates, Carolyn Pickles as newspaper editor Maggie Radcliffe and Adam Wilson as Ellie’s son Tom.

The new series heralds a brand new case for Miller and Hardy with the detectives reuniting to investigate a serious sexual assault.  The final series in the trilogy starts three years on from when we last left it.  We’ll find out if Beth and Mark have come to terms to with the death of their son, Danny and how life for them has changed.  There is a bold new crime story which will force us to ask whether the town has a crack running through it caused by Danny Latimer’s death; is this new crime somehow the long-term legacy of that dark moment?

In an interview with Producer, Dan Winch, he promised more twists and turns in the final series.  He confirmed that the Dorset landscape will still be very much a character of the story, saying “What we realise is unique about Broadchurch is that it’s a beautiful reflection of the landscape and it’s a dark story in a beautiful place”.  Dan teased that once again “people will be on the edge of their seats trying to work out the pieces of the puzzle”! We’ve been promised some amazing footage of the iconic cliffs, the bay and the rolling Dorset hills!

Series 2 Producer, Dan Winch

Series one and two were absolutely fabulous with absorbing plot lines, intruiging characters and of course a stunning filming location!  We’ve been promised that we’ll see new locations and more of our extraordinary Dorset landscape.  We’re looking forward to seeing West Bay and the surrounding area play it’s integral role to the series once again!

Broadchurch so far…what you need to know!

Broadchurch first hit our screens back in March 2013 with the second series following in early 2015. The premise has always been to explore how a tragic incident affects a small, close-knit community, and how the chracters react to the media attention and the mutual suspicion that arises.  Broadchurch is unique in how it shows how something terrible can happen in such a beautiful place.

The Dorset landscape was always intended to be a main chracter of the drama; Chris Chibnall wrote Broadchurch “as a love letter to the scenery of the Jurassic Coast which used key landmarks as part of its story.

The landscape informs the drama: the cliffs, the sea, the beach are all key elements of the story.”

Intamacy and secrecy surround the series keeping us continually guessing and on the edge of our seats.

Broadchurch Series 1 – a round up!

The first series of Broadchurch opened with the stunning cliffs at West Bay towering over the body of schoolboy, Danny Latimer, on the beach below.  West Bay took on it’s integral role and provided the stunning backdrop for this gripping whodunit drama.

The first series let us delve into the lives of the Broadchurch residents and discover the secrets and lies that wrapped the small town and kept us guessing til the very end who had murdered Danny Latimer.

The dramatic cliffs of West Bay are easily recognisable as the stunning setting of the beach where Danny was found and they featured throughout the series.  West Bay was also the setting for the café, police station, newsagents, Sea Brigade Hall and harbour used in the drama with the caravan park and beach hut located nearby at Eype and Freshwater.

Broadchurch Series 2 – the lowdown!

The stunning Dorset coastline reprised its starring role alongside David Tennant and Olivia Colman in what was another enthralling series back in January 2015.

Series 2 cast

Broadchurch series 2 followed 2 plot strands; one focussing on how the local community rebuilt itself after the events of series 1 alongside the trial of Joe Miller and also the re-opening of the Sandbrook case, a previous case of DI Alec Hardy’s which held many bad memories and one he’d never been able to move on from.  With twists and turns at every corner this series kept us on our toes and guessing once again.

The Dorset landscape once again played its part in telling the story and offered the most stunning backdrop to this amazing drama. We discovered more stunning Dorset locations including the beach huts at Charmouth, The Knoll at Punknowle which featured alongside the easily recognisable towering cliffs and beach at West Bay which are now so symbolic to the hit show.  You may remember the bluebell woods which were integral to the Sandbrook case, this was filmed in Hooke Woods near Beaminster which is just up the road from West Bay!

Broadchurch cast and crew on filming in Dorset!

The spectacular location not only looks great on screen but it also found it’s way into the hearts of the cast and crew, who have adored Dorset, and who can blame them!

David Tennant, who plays DI Alec Hardy commented after filming the last series in Dorset “I will miss our trips to the coast.  West Bay and the Jurassic coastline I will definately need to visit because there is something very special about that place and it is an extraordinary part of the country”.

Olivia Colman, who plays DS Ellie Miller talked about Dorset’s beauty when being on location filming for the first series – “being on the cliff at Bridport in the sunshine during the first week of filming was just amazing. Idyllic”

Andy Buchan, who plays Mark Latimer was asked if he would miss the locations that have become part of the Broadchurch phenomenon, to which he replied “I think I would take a holiday in Dorset every 10 minutes if I could.  It is a spectacular part of the world.  From the scenery to the people, the whole package down there is spot on.”

Jodie Whittaker who plays Beth Latimer comments “I love being in Dorset.  It’s a brilliant place to be and film”.

Julie Hesmondhalgh, who plays Trish Winterman in the third series said “Well it was absolutely wonderful being down in Dorset, really beautiful and I had a period of time in the summer when I was down a lot and I had a little caravan on the beach (Freshwater Beach Holiday Park).  I used to walk over the cliffs to West Bay to work in the morning and in the middle of summer it was absolutely lovely.  It doesn’t get any better than that!”

When asked what she thought of West Bay, Eve Myles, who featured in the second series, replied “I’d never been there before – how glorious is that place and why haven’t I been before? It’s two hours from my house door to door, I’ll be going there a lot more. I was spotting out places to take the children next summer. It’s beautiful.”

Filming on the Jurassic Coast was a real bonus for Pauline Quirke, who played Susan Wright in the first two series, said “I have absolutely fallen in love with the place. I loved being at West Bay and when I got the chance I’d go off exploring. I have been to Lyme Regis and lots of other places just having a wander around with Bailey (her pet Labrador).”

“Even when the weather turned cold it was still beautiful.”

Discover the filming locations with our Broadchurch Trail

Looking to visit some of the specific Broadchurch filming locations?  Our Broadchurch Trail will help you discover some of the key filming locations used in each of the series – immerse yourself in the surroundings and retrace the footsteps of the characters you’ve avidly followed.

An idyllic location for a perfect holiday – book your break to the real “Broadchurch”

It’s no wonder that Dorset has captivated film and TV makers; with unspoilt countryside, dramatic coastlineand views that you can only dream about, it makes the perfect backdrop.

So, if you are a Broadchurch fan, why not travel to Dorset and experience the Broadchurch location for yourself by booking a short break – come and visit the locations that found a place in your hearts, follow in the footsteps of the characters you’ve avidly followed.

Why not book on a Broadchurch walking tour….you could follow a similar route to the one that inspired Chris Chibnall to write the story at the very start!

Immerse yourself in the surroundings and let your imagination do the rest….discover the beauty of Dorset and the stunning scenery that stole the show and fall in love with the wonderful Dorset landscape yourself.


Source: Broadchurch TV Series & Filming Locations –

Chance to win £5,000 and a bespoke experience!



Do you have a goal? Being your own boss,
that trip of a lifetime or putting your kids through uni?

For a chance to win share a description,
photo, or video of your goal, using #shareyourgoal,
on either our facebook page or via public tweet.

£5,000 towards your goal
A bespoke experience
Free financial assessment

Four lucky winners to be announced

Key terms of entry

There are three ways entrants can enter the competition. As follows: 1) Via the Zurich FutureYou Facebook page:, 2) Via a public Tweet, or 3) By directly commenting on any Zurich FutureYou #shareyourgoal competition advertising in Facebook. In all three cases entrants must share a description photo, or video of their life goal and use the hashtag #shareyourgoal as part of their post, tweet, or comment. Entries may be shared on the Zurich competition social media feed. You must be the author/copyright holder of all images submitted. Dates for the four different winners to be chosen are 6 March, 20 March, 3 April, 17 April. Entries can be made from 9am on 15 February 2017 until 11pm on 16 April 2017. When each winner is chosen, all entries up until 11pm on the previous day will be be valid. All winners must agree to allow Zurich to film their bespoke experience and agree to ongoing promotion of the prize, including the repeated use of the film of the bespoke experience for a 12 month period. If you do not undertake the filmed bespoke experience you will not be entitled to, and Zurich reserves the right not to pay, the Cash prize.

Full terms and conditions


Win £2,000 of landscaping kit for your garden

Enter now for your chance win made-to-measure WoodBlocX products and services worth £2,000

win woodblocx competition

Despite the fact that a well designed garden can add as much as 20 per cent to the value of your property, it is often an afterthought when it comes to a selfbuild or renovation.

If you’re looking to update a tired outdoor space, start your project in style with a little help from WoodBlocX’s specialised wooden kits, which allow you to create a wide range of garden structures. Whether you’re starting from scratch, or your garden just needs smartening up, WoodBlocX works closely with you to ensure you get the perfect solution for your garden by adding raised planting, retaining walls, steps and other features to create your dream space.

We’ve teamed up to offer Grand Designs readers the chance to win £2,000 worth of products to ensure your garden complements your house. Giving your outside area a complete makeover may seem daunting but WoodBlocX makes it easy. The modular kits adapt to almost any outdoor environment and are simple to construct, with no heavy lifting or power tools.

Each structure can be built directly on to a range of surfaces, including soil, paving, tarmac or turf. The blocks are made from sustainable pine, which is pressure-treated twice for extra strength, so all kits are guaranteed to last for at least 15 years. WoodBlocX helps you to create a garden that is bespoke to you.

The team is fully CAD qualified, and provides a free design service to help bring your ideas to life. Using basic drawings or full blueprints to form a design, it demonstrates how your bespoke architecture will look before any digging has started.

For more details on the WoodBlocX range, call 0800 389 1420 or visit

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